My Beer Pix

A visual tribute to beer and the people who love it.

Dual Citizen

Apparently we’ve had Dual Citizen a few years back when we visited the brewery. Whoda Thunk? It does have a pillowy-soft mouth thing going on..as stated in the back of the can. Based on the nose I expected it to be more sweet. Hops have grassy notes with a tinge of citrus peel bitterness that […]

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Yeah Dawg

Sweet citrusy nose that follows thru on the taste, with a bitterness that reminds me of grapefruit peel, and finishes on the sweet side. All that and 8.1% ABV.

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Beau Reach

A delish 7% IPA from Moonraker Brewing. Fruit forward juicy nose, soft mouth feel with great hop flavors I can feel in my sinuses, and low bitterness.

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Abstract Consciousness

Resinous and citrus forward nose. Good hop flavors with long finish. Yep, that’ll do.

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Tres Cervesarias!

Earthy-citrus forward nose, light body, moderate to light bitterness…DH hazy pale ale from the minds of Case Agria Specialty Ales, Seaward Brewing and Tarantula Hill. Worked for me.

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Wet Hop Citra Visions

Citrus and piney hop nose, light body with pleasant bitterness with crisp clean finish. All that and only 5.5%.

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Healing Habitats

Alvarado Street Brewery. Hazy IPA. 7% ABV. Floral. Citrus. Mild bitterness the lingers just enough to entice you to take another sip….and poof, it’s gone.

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Nectaron Strata Crush

6.2% ABV NE pale ale from Moonraker Brewing. Juicy nose of sweet orange and tangerine. Happy to find the flavor not sweet, but still juicy. Soft mouth-feel, mild, if any, bitterness. Quite pleased with it.

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The Shaning

A 9.1% double IPA from Santa Rosa’s Hen House Brewing Co. The nose a bouquet of tropical fruits. Flavors follow through nicely, softer mouth-feel…damn..finished it. Maybe some black pepper bitterness on the finish, otherwise nice and juicy. Enjoyed quite a bit.

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Post Bike Ride Beverages

For her, Slushian Gothic, a collaboration slushy-sour beverage from 450 North Brewing and Troon Brewing, fruity, tart and sweet with no ABV indicated…hmm. For me Spinal Sap, a wet hop DDH imperial IPA in the west-coast style from Moonraker Brewing. Resinous with crisp finish and pleasant lingering bitterness wrapped up in an 8% ABV solution.

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Farmhouse Slang Batch 004

Funky brett nose with notes of citrus fruit.  Flavor is light body with nice hop flavors, pleasent bitterness and slightly tart. Finish is crisp and clean.  Quite enjoyable. It held up very well for 2018.

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The Holy Hermit

I feel enlightened. Citra and Amarillo hopped hazy imperial IPA from Moonraker Brewing, clocking in at a respectable 8.5% ABV and 70 IBU… what’s not to like? The resinous and boozy IPA paired well with the chipotle mushroom tacos.

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Space Monkey Mafia…

…cold IPA from Moonraker Brewing. 7.8% ABV. Oddly pours with very little carbonation and leaves minimal foam head that dissipates quickly to some bubble around the perimeter of the glass. Nose is resinous and piney. The hop flavors are green and grassy, but lack the west-coast style hop bitterness I expected based on the nose. […]

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Tropical in Nature

Hazy IPA with fruit added, from Shreveport’s Great Raft Brewing. Fruity but not overly sweet, mild bitterness and 6% ABV, what’s not to like?

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Strange Magic

Super juicy IPA from start to finish, from Moonraker Brewing. Strong nose of tangerine, pineapple, orange. Juicy hop flavors, but not as sweet as the nose implies…but in a good way. Mild bitterness and 7% ABV. Quite good.

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Star God

A delish 6.4% ABV hazy IPA from There Does Not Exist. Juicy hop flavors with virtually no bitterness.

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South County IPA

Piney and resinous hop bomb in the west coast style. 7% ABV. Crisp dry finish with lingering bittnerness reminiscent of citrus/grapefruit peel. From Left Coast Brewing in collaboration with fellow San Clemente breweries, Artifex and Pizza Port San Clemente.

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It’s a Celebration…

.fresh hop IPA…good times! Well..as much fun as one can have making carcass water. Very much like batch this year. Maybe it’s the can.

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Snailiens TIPA

9.5% TIPA made in the hazy style from Burley Oak Brewing in collaboration with Tripping Animals Brewing.

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Animation IPA

After a long-awaited return we made it back to #backstreetbrewery in #vista. Having a very hop-driven Animation IPA

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The Hermit

Yup…that’ll do. Smells fruit forward and earthy/piney hops which follow through nicely on the taste. No bitterness…but somehow get the hops sensation in my olfactory system.

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Chuuurch!

Piney and resinous with dry finish and lingering hop bitterness… just the way it’s supposed to be.

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Here Lies…

OoOOoo…spooky. Seemed appropriate for the evening. A delish IIPA made in the hazy style from Moonraker Brewing. A sweet nose of dank hops and tropical fruits which follows through nicely with the flavor. Sweet with soft mouth-feel and low bitterness.

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Enough dew drops to fill a glass.

The nose is floral and piney. Nice hop flavors, very mild bitterness with lingering hop notes on the finish, but not quite a bitterness. 7.3% from Alvarado Street Brewery.

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pFriem Sauv Blanc Barrel-aged Golden Ale

I shouldn’t be surprised, but I found it quite good. It has a strong nose of white wine. Flavor and mouth-feel is like the perfect blend of golden ale and white wine, assuming there is such a thing. Finish is quite pleasant. Not as dry as wine would be. Like a white wine spritzer, but […]

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Liquid Gravity tasters

First round R to L, Drama King, Miami Heist, Mo Diggity, Dope Melody, Cabana Boy, Orange Cream Machine, and Goffbrau. Not a bad one in the bunch. Hmm… thinking of round 2 now.

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Greenstone IPA

A delish murky 8.5% ABV murky IPA from Equilibrium Brewing. Tropical juicyness, yummy hop flavors, soft mouth-feel.

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Nectar of the Bine

A yummy DDH IPA from North Park Beer and Moksa Brewing. Clocking in at a respectable 8.5% ABV.

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Duchesse Cherry

My first time trying the cherry version of this. Strong sweet cherry flavor over the regular tart-sweet of the Duchesse de Bourgogne. I’m enjoying it. None of the notes of wood.

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Green Soaked DIPA

I was told when I ordered that it was a good choice. That the German brewery, Frau Gruber, makes good juicy and hazy IPAs. I agree. 8.1% ABV, nice notes of tropical fruit with great hop flavors, light body, and clean finish.

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Truman Syndrome ZW021

A quite enjoyable double dryhopped double IPA from Franconian brewery, Blech Brut. Found in a craft beer store, Die Bierothek Bamberg.

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Oktoberfest Bier

Augustin Brauerei, Munchen. 6.3% ABV. Something for the train.

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Fist City

Quick beer in Chicago. Like order, get, oh, we’re boarding…chug and leave. Belching while speed-walking to gate. Fist City from Chicago’s Revolution Brewing. A tasty 5.5% ABV American pale ale. I liked it, light body, nice balance with clean, crisp finish. I’ll have time for more next time we’re passing thru.

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Yokoweiss

It tastes exactly like it sounds. A sake- weiss beer hybrid… from the minds of Setting Sun Sake and Thunderhawk Alements. Yumm.

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Stone 25th Anniversary Triple IPA

Tastes exactly like it smells. Piney and resinous over a sweet malt base. Long hop finish. All that wrapped up in a 12.5% ABV solution.

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Pure Tasters

L to R – Labyrinth Within, Crimson Lotus and Worlds Away…yum.

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Hops Need Friends

… like malt, water and yeast? Whether trying to convey a message or just running out of beer names, I was happy with it. Piney and resinous hop nose, light body with good hop flavors and crisp dry finish.

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Kindred Beings

Enjoying a beer in National Beer Lovers Day. Kindred Beings is a 7.5% ABV DDH IPA from Florida’s 3 Sons in collaboration with Asheville’s Burial Beer Co. Juicy with grassy hop notes makes for easy drinking. Yum.

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Oktoberfest Prep

Tasting three Oktoberfest Marzen’s this afternoon; Alesmith Aleschmidt Oktoberfest, Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest and Avery, The Kaiser imperial Oktoberfest lager. Alesmith and Sierra clock in at 5.5% ABV, where Avery’s imperial version,, The Kaiser, clocks in at 8% ABV.

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Diamond Lightning

A yummy DDH DIPA from NPBC. Silky-soft mouth-feel with juicy hop flavors and low bitterness.

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Enjoy By 09.06.21

The rare occurrence of me enjoying before the enjoy by date. Yup… that’s her Pogo Stick Whip in the background.

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North Park Beer Co.

When the brewery chooses not to offer tasters it is often not easy to choose just one. Fortunately NPBC does offer half pours..still not easy to commit. Still…being on a bike with 15+ miles to go to get home, I feel fortunate I was with friends which allowed me to share. Clickwise…starting at 12 Tikicito, […]

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Soonday Dream

Whoa…delish DIPA with a nose of tropical fruit great hop flavors with mild bitterness and soft mouth-feel.  8.4% ABV from the fine folks from Oxnard’s Casa Agria Specialty Ales.

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The Pupil

At the new Best Pizza & Brew in Vista, CA. Pretty good tap selection (even with all the breweries in town). Enjoying a nice, crisp Pupil from Societe. It’s been a few years. I got forgot how good these IPAs are. #bestpizzaandbrew

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Mosaic Double IPA

It’s OK, but far from my fav in the Mosaic hopped IPA/ double IPA variety.

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Soul of the Party mini IPA

Tasty 4.1% ABV guest beer at Blame the Sun Brewing. Light body with pleasent hop flavors and finish. From Blame the Sun had the A is for Athen farmhouse saison, Saint Peters plum porter and Beach Bum.. but forgot to take pics…oh well. Looking forward to a some guest itms from the fridge too. I […]

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Kykao Fruity NEIPA

Greek craft IPA in a NE style.  Fruity but not overly sweet with somewhat dry finish. A bit low carbonation. Nice thirst quencher on this 100+ deg F. day. Went down like 92% water.

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Mango Dragon Imperial Smoothie

An 8% ABV fruited smoothie could be my new morning breakfast beverage. Sweet, tart and a bit of viscosity. Collaboration between Untitled Art and Xul Beer Co.

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Lost to Light

Not sure I would have classified as an IPA. Smell sweet with underlying funk. Taste is sweet with tart finish and no noticeable bitterness. 7.7% ABV from Temecula’s 8bit Brewing.

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Hey…Kool-Aid!…

…I mean Kool Kid Hops. A yummy double IPA with notes of citrus and peach in the piney and resinous nose which carries through nicely on the flavor. Bitterness lingers on finish but not too dry. All wrapped in an 8.6% ABV solution.

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Art is Hard

You can say that again… try riding a bike along the boardwalk, dodging folks and dogs, whilest enjoying a beverage and taking a photo…all for the sake of art.

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Old beer & homework…

Not really old, but past the date imprinted on the bottle. Kinda forgot this was in the fridge. Happy with it even though old and snuck it past the beer police.

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Melvin IPA

Stopped for a beverage and a sandwich and was surprised how delightful the Melvin IPA was. Much better than the Melvin the mean kids give you on the playground.

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Heady Topper

100% on…and 2 remaining at the time. From the can, by the bay, on a bike.

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I Dream of Citra

Whoa…big tangerine and citrus nose which follows through nicely on the flavor. A pleasant surprise that the finish is more juicy than expected. A nice collaboration between Liquid Gravity and Artifex.

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Triple Cone

Yup… it’s a big’n. Piney, resinous, boozy, with lingering hop bitterness…everything a growing boy, or girl, needs.

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Outdoor Escape IPA

A delish, crystal clear IPA made in the west-coast style and clocking in at 7.2% ABV. There is something funny about having Outdoor Escape in a can, or packaging something called Outdoor Escape in general. And something is wrong with being indoors while enjoying an Outdoor Escape. Maybe not as wrong as a pint of […]

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Alien Church

A delish NE IPA from Tired Hands. Quite happy to find it in our local beer store.

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Lupus Salictarius

A delish 10.5% triple IPA collaboration from the minds of Equilibrium Brewing and Mortalis Brewing. Tropical fruits on the nose, which follow through nicely with notes of pineapple, soft mouth-feel and mild bitterness.

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It was all a Dreamsicle

She made an awful face before I even tasted and offered it to me. Gee…thanks. At first sip I was not pleased with what was going on in my mouth. But, now at room temp, it’s growing on me. I would like to think that we didn’t like were due to being an older can…canning […]

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Hazers Gonna Haze…

…haze, haze. Makes me think of Screaming Females awesome version of Shake It Off.

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X-Raying Flowers

Look what was found in the back of the beer drawer. Held up well from a canning date of 19 Aug 2020.

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Foggy with a chance of Beach Balls

Darn near had the thing drunk before fixing to take a pic. Couldn’t have said it better myself. Wonderful citrusy hop nose that follows through nicely on the taste. Very low bitterness with nice mouth-feel and clean finish

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Squidditch

Love the artwork and the play on the Harry Potter game. Euene and Hubert on broomsticks, neck and neck after the snitch. But…to me they look more like octopuses…but OctopusesDitch doesn’t really have the same ring to it. Tasty beer too.

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Hoppy Hiker

Piney and resinous nose right into tasty upfront hop flavors, with only moderate hop bitterness on the finish.

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7th Anniversary

And the winner for the “Miami Vice Theme” of 7th Anniversary beer cans goes to…Alvarado Street Brewing. Darn good beverage too.

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Star Cloud

Does make the homework go a bit better.

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Domestic-cated

Feeling right at home with this fine specimen of a DDH pale ale from the minds of Fall and Burgeon.

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Pure Project Tasters

Not a bad one in the bunch. Her fav…Lost Monarch (found in plain sight…duh) an 11+% ABV pastry stout thing made with coffee and hazelnuts. My fav Lief batch 3, their version of a traditional geuze.

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Revengeful Barbarian

Self admitted vengefuller double ipa in the 8.5% ABV variety. Pic proves the murkyness. Flavor was juicy with soft hop bitterness…and “poof”…it was gone.

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Enjoy-By 4-20 on 4-25

We buy more beer in a week than is safe to consume in a week. So I’m not too surprised to find this in the fridge 5 days past the enjoy-by date. Piney and resinous with pronounced bitterness and lingering dry finish. Hazy in an unfiltered way not in the NE style way. All that […]

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Unfathomed Depths…

…squeezed between my Strangest of Places and her Private Island, and everyone is happy.

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There is something Foreign in my mouth.

It’s a tasty collaboration DDH pale ale from Burgeon and Fall Brewing…go figure. I’ll need something other than a toothpick to get that out from between my teeth.

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Burgeon Sun Vista

Just like my favorite no-pulp morning breakfast beverage, I feel I’m getting 100% of the recommended daily vitamin C.

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Lost Forest

Not much nose on this one. Soft mouth-feel, nice hop flavors with mild bitterness. All wrapped up in a 6.7% ABV solution.

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Cloud Stream

Worked a pinch. Hazy with nice hop profile. Soft mouth-feel, floral, fruity and piney nose with tasty mild bitterness that lingers slightly after.

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Duck Foot Tasters

L to R Invasion from Strata!, Kumquat Kween, Secret Spot and Aviator Glasses.

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Elevated Perspective

Fruity nose, soft mouth-feel and tasty hop flavors, lingering bitterness on the finish. All that and 8% ABV too. From the fine folks at Wisconsin’s Humble Forager Brewing.

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DDH Commotion

Really enjoying this beer. Nice citrusy/piney nose that follows through with the flavors. Pleasent, but mild, bitterness and only 5.5% ABV makes it easy to sip all day.

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Edens Dream

Quite happy with this 5.5% ABV pale ale from SLO’s There Does Not Exist. Extremely crushable. An enticing nose of hops with grassy notes, balanced flavor with subtle sweetness, soft mouth-feel and juicy finish. And poof… it’s gone.

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Exodus on the Patio

Whilst waiting on our doner fries on the patio. Open for dine in as of Friday. Yay! Mmm…even better 28.5 miles into the bike ride.

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Terrible

A delish 10.5% ABV Belgian Quad. Yum

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Thundera

I read Thundera and don’t think amazon warrior woman comic book character….I think the beginning of AC/DC Thunderstruck Things assumed from the pic. Hazy India Pale Ale, from a can and made by Modern Times. If you assumed I also drank it, you are correct. Nice hop nose and soft mouth-feel, juicy up front, mild […]

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Agreeable Folk

Trying out a new beer glass. Didn’t quite hold 16oz, but a nice gift nonetheless. Oh.. the beer was good to, a crisp west coast IPA, which I attribute more to the brewery than the glass.

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